It’s Not Our Fault if Your Kids are Bored!
A busy week and an even busier weekend with lots of activities to choose from. We’re super excited about the St Patty’s Day Parade, it’s always a fun time for the whole family! Check out the special events happening at the Birmingham Zoo and of course Pi Day at the McWane Science Center!
Have a great week!
Sunday March 8th:
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME!! SPRING FORWARD!
Cottontails Village Arts and Craft Show – BJCC Exhibition Halls
Are you looking for a one-of-a kind party dress for your little princess? Do you need a personalized Easter basket stuffed with candy, toys, and games? Or, are you shopping to update your home décor or garden accessories? Spring shopping is fun and simple, when new exhibitors join your favorite vendors from Christmas Village to display fresh new ideas and crafts all in the comfort of the Birmingham/Jefferson Convention Complex.
Children 6-12: $2.00
Children under 6 free! (Strollers are allowed on each day of this show)
Noon – 5pm
Monday March 9th:
Tot Time with Mrs. Eve – Avondale Library
2, 4, 6, 8, what do we appreciate? Tot Time! Please join us for fun songs and stories that celebrate MATH! Tot Time is designed for 2 to 4 year olds with a parent or caregiver. 24-hour advance registration is required.
9:30 and 11am
Tuesday March 10th:
Balloon Magic – Hoover Public Library
Stories and balloon art by Dr. Magical Balloons.
Storytime – Barnes and Noble Summit
Join us as we attempt to read as many Dr. Seuss books as we can this month – because they are that good! Come early and pick your favorite for us to read.
Wee Ones Storytime – Homewood Public Library
Join us on Tuesday mornings for a unique new Storytime specifically tailored to your one year old!
9:30a and 10:30a
Family Tours, Wear/Where– Birmingham Museum of Art
FREE // Meet in the Main Lobby
Join the Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat’s favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit Bart’s ArtVenture to make an art project inspired by what you saw. What will you discover?
Kids At Play! See all the shenanigans kids get into, as displayed in works of art from our collection..
Wednesday March 11th:
Family Story Time with Mr Mac – North Shelby Library
Storyteller Extraordinaire – Come join Mr Mac and his musical storytime complete with puppets! All Ages, no registration required.
Wiggleworm Wednesdays– Homewood Public Library
Storytime for all ages! Join us for music, puppets, dancing, and so much more in Storytime with Ms. Mandy. Look in the round auditorium every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. for your Storytime pals!
Large groups, we appreciate your call to 205-332-6619 to ensure adequate space.
Thursday March 12th:
Mommy and Me Storytime – Homewood Public Library
We are now featuring two Mommy & Me Story Times with Miss Renee! Due to high demand (and high squish quotient), we are opening availability to create a flexible time schedule that includes all of our eager young patrons (comfortably). You can now choose between two back-to-back Story Times on Thursday mornings; the first begins at 9:30 a.m., the second at 10:30 a.m.
Come by the round auditorium for lots of music, dancing, and of course, the bean-bag song! Miss Rene uses drama, wit, and a hefty dose of fun things to shake to keep your young one entertained and educated.
9:30am and 10:30am
Friday March 13th:
Leaps and Bounds – Homewood Public Library
Join us for a fun and energetic movement class designed specifically for children ages 2 1/2 to 4 years. Registration is required and begins on the Monday prior to the class that week. (Registration begins March 9 for ages 30-48 months–15 participants in each class).
Saturday March 14th:
31st Annual St Patricks Day Parade – Five Points South
The parade will make its way through Five Points South and end at Cobb Lane.
Live music from Hooley & Marc Gunn, Irish dancers, and bagpipers will entertain guests at select restaurants, venues and bars from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Attendees can also dine, drink and listen to live music in festive, St. Patrick’s Day-themed atmospheres of participating Five Points businesses well into the evening following the parade.
Parade time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Pi Day and Einstein’s Birthday – McWane Science Center
Join McWane Science Center as we celebrate Pi Day (3.14) and Albert Einstein’s Birthday. Fun hands-on activities will focus on the importance of Pi and other interesting applications of math in our daily lives, and help mark the 130th anniversary of Einstein’s birth.
10am – 5pm
Go Green Day – Birmingham Zoo
Visit the Zoo on Saturday, March 14 for Go Green Day and see how the Zoo uses recycled products to help the animals! Animals at the Birmingham Zoo are enriched daily in various ways, through different items to manipulate, smelling special scents, training and puzzles. Enjoy getting to see these special enrichment activities all throughout the Zoo with an emphasis on Going Green!
10am: Sea Lion Training Demonstration, recycling discussion and enrichment
11:30am: Lemur Keeper Chat in the Primate Building
1:30pm: North American River Otter Keeper Chat in Alabama Wilds
2pm: Guinea Forest Hogs enrichment with boxes and paper
2pm: Bears enrichment with boxes
2:30pm: Red River Hog enrichment
3pm: Fox enrichment with boxes and paper
Barts Art Cart – Birmingham Museum of Art
This drop-in art program for kids and families features a different theme from our galleries and art activity each month. Stop by to make art with Bart!
String together some fun and make your own African necklace or bracelet.
11am – 1pm
Welcome to Whoville – Hoover Public Library
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with your favorite characters. All ages.
Rumpshaker 5k – Sloss Furnaces
The 7th Annual Rumpshaker 5K will be held on Saturday March 14, 2015 at Sloss Furnaces. Since 2009, the Rumpshaker 5K has raised well over half a million dollars to fight colorectal cancer. As always, this event is a fun, family friendly experience for all ages. Registration is now open for both the Rumpshaker 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, so sign up today!
Family Storytime – Emmet O’Neal Library
Bring the entire family and join Mr. Mac for stories and music each Saturday morning.
Storytime – Barnes and Noble Summit
a special, fun-filled Storytime featuring Mustache Baby – aka Baby Billy. Activities to follow.
Sunday March 15th:
Dinner with Cinderella – The Melting Pot
Celebrate the premiere weekend of Cinderella with a magical experience at The Melting Pot!
The Birmingham Meltting Pot cordially invites you to bring your little prince or princess to enjoy a three-course fairytale fondue feast!
An enchanting afternoon wouldn’t be complete without a visit from Cinderella herself! Dress your best for photo opportunities with a real-life princess.
4pm – 6pm
Local Attractions Open Daily!
McWane Science Center:
McWane Science Center’s IMAX® Dome Theater puts you in the center of the action by projecting breathtaking quality images onto the 5-story-tall dome screen and delivering intense surround sound through almost 3 tons of speakers and subwoofers.
Now Showing: Tornado Alley, Great White Shark, To the Arctic, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar
PELICAN FEEDING – A great way to see our pelicans in action is to witness them eating their favorite treats near the pelican boardwalk.
RHINO ENCOUNTER – Embark on an African adventure and experience one of the world’s most extraordinary animals, the Southern White Rhino. Watch from only feet away as our zookeepers engage in hands-on interaction with the animals inside their African-themed exhibit. Don’t miss this exciting encounter with one of the largest mammals on the planet!
Weekdays: 3pm – 3:30pm
Weekends: 11:30am – Noon & 3pm – 3:30 pm
GIRAFFE FEEDING – This up close and personal animal encounter is a memory you and your family will have for a lifetime.
Weekday: 11am – Noon
Weekends: 10am – 11am & 2pm – 3pm
Vulcan Park and Museum:
Vulcan is the world’s largest cast iron statue; made of 100,000 pounds of iron and 56 feet tall, he stands at the top of Red Mountain overlooking the city of Birmingham. But, Vulcan is more than a statue. Vulcan Park and Museum features spectacular views of Birmingham, an interactive history museum that examines Vulcan and Birmingham’s story, and a beautiful public park for visitors and locals to enjoy. With an official information center that is operated by the Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau, Vulcan Park and Museum serves as the first stop for visitors to the Birmingham area!
Railroad Park is a 19 acre green space in downtown Birmingham that celebrates the industrial and artistic heritage of our great city. Situated along 1st Avenue South, between 14th and 18th Streets, the park is a joint effort between the City of Birmingham and the Railroad Park Foundation. Hailed as “Birmingham’s Living Room,” Railroad Park provides a historically rich venue for local recreation, family activities, concerts, and cultural events, while connecting Birmingham’s downtown area with Southside and UAB’s campus.
Southern Museum of Flight:
Earn Your Wings – Bring your little pilot and soar above the clouds in our little pilots room. Kids enjoy building aircrafts, flying kites, and more.
Museum Open Tuesday – Thursday
9:30am – 4:30pm
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** All information listed on our calendar is subject to change without notice to us or you… We do our best to keep the information accurate and will always update as soon as we learn that something has changed. It’s always best to double check with the event via their website or a quick call, especially when weather can impact the event.